Accommodation Services Merit Scholarship


One off payment

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

1st year undergraduates, 2nd year undergraduates, 3rd year undergraduates, 4th year undergraduates, Future undergraduates, Honours, Postgraduate coursework, Australian Citizen, Humanitarian Visa, New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Resident

Where is it available?

Albury-Wodonga Campus, Bendigo Campus, Melbourne Campus

How is it paid?

Via accommodation rent credit only


Accommodation Services offers a number of scholarships to support students both in financial need and as an encouragement for academic achievement. Funded by Accommodation Services, the Merit Scholarship is aimed at attracting high achieving students to on-campus accommodation at the Bendigo, Albury/Wodonga and Melbourne campuses. The scholarship is offered twice yearly to the value of up to $3000 per scholarship.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa, and
  • Have completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Be intending to apply or have applied to live on residence in any of the residences at La Trobe University in 2021 or
  • Be returning to residence in 2021 (for returning scholarships)

Please note the following information:

  • Applicants may apply for multiple Accommodation scholarships, however, no applicant will receive more than one Accommodation Services Scholarship
  • Applicants must declare any scholarships they have received as part of the application process. Successful applicants must also notify the Scholarships Office if they subsequently receive a scholarship from another area/department/community group. If a successful applicant received a scholarship over the value of $5000, they are no longer eligible to receive an Accommodation Services Scholarship.
  • All scholarships are valid for one year only.
  • All scholarships are payable via accommodation rent discounts only.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred.
  • Scholarship places are limited.

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:

  • Application submitted via the scholarship application form.

  • Supporting documentation provided with your application to support the information you provide in your scholarship application.

  • Living on residence in any of the residences at La Trobe in Semester 1 2021.

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please submit an application via the VTAC scholarship application form.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,